Francesca Tornaghi

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Ireland's mushroom farmers become early victims of Brexit

Ireland's mushroom industry provides a stark warning to the rest of the country's economy about the damage a sustained weakness in sterling could inflict on Irish exporters, the sector most vulnerable to the impact of Brexit.<p>Mushroom growers rely on the UK for 80pc of sales and have been losing …

Delhi Still the World’s Most Polluted Megacity

Delhi’s air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s "#breathenetwork" of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost fourtimes above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period …

Pollution

Japan withholds annual dues to UNESCO

Japan has withheld its annual UNESCO dues, saying it wants to make sure the U.N. body properly functions to foster trust among member nations.<p>Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, asked by a reporter, confirmed that Japan withheld dues of 4 billion yen ($40 million) for this year. He refused to say if …

Horse lover rescues the Bohai from extinction[1]

Fan Jiayi never expected that the profound feelings he had for a Bohai horse during his childhood would lead him to a lifelong career of raising …

China

FDA Warns About Heart Defibrillators After Two People Die

Two people have died after the batteries in two implanted heart defibrillators made by St. Jude Medical failed early, and now the company has issued warnings about 400,000 of the devices.<p>While the company doesn’t recommend that doctors remove the devices from patients, it says doctors need to get …

To Beijing’s dismay, jailed Uighur scholar wins human rights award

BEIJING — China dismissed the awarding of a major human rights prize Tuesday to scholar Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur who was jailed for life in 2014 on charges of advocating separatism and supporting terrorism.<p>Tohti, who taught at Beijing’s Minzu University, was an outspoken critic of China’s …